Ladd CH3 p. 142-143 Nan Zhou (6:06)
Posts tagged: subaltern
Ladd page 86 Ella Mae Lentz (4:28)
This section discusses the importance of lay discourses in the Deaf (and the Others’) history as well as their relevance for future developments of democratic strategies that the Others and lay people can utilize. Interesting point is there’s no recognition of lay discourses and no academically proper name has been given for that. Important point made that it’s necessary for studies aspiring to academic objectivity to deconstruct the complex relations between lay people and the Others.
Ladd CH2 p. 81-82 David Eberwein (3:19)
Introduction to the concept of “subaltern” that refers to any group that is denied meaningful access to ‘hegemonic’ power that includes the academic domain. Explains that “Deaf subaltern” refers to those whose lack of English-literacy skills render them effectively monolingual. In constructing a Deaf counter-narrative, it’s vital to ensure the thoughts and actions of Deaf subalterns are captured as well as setting them in relationship to the actions of any (comparatively elite) bilingual Deaf people.
Ladd p. 67-69 Eberwein (11:30)
Discusses radical / subaltern Deaf groups and their activities during the 20th century.
Ladd CH1 pages 57-59 Gertz
Discusses Deaf people’s experience in higher education / post-secondary programs during the 20th century which is almost zero except for the USA with Gallaudet University. Also discusses the positive aspects of Gallaudet especially during the Oralism era as well as the negative aspects.
Closes with number of known Deaf PhD holders at the time of the book’s writing.
Ladd INTRO p. 14-19 Part TWO Jordan (7:36)
Introduces the central concepts of colonialism, minority cultures, Deaf epistemologies, subaltern and subaltern researcher.
Ladd INTRO p. 9-12 Riker (7:40).
An overview of the contents of all 11 chapters in Paddy Ladd’s book “Understanding Deaf Culture: in search of Deafhood (2003).